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EMBEDDED VIDEO COMMENTARY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236880D
Publication Date: 2014-May-20
Document File: 13 page(s) / 1M

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Christian Weitenberner: AUTHOR

Abstract

Video sharing Web sites provide easy access to a wide variety and a great number of videos. Some popular videos become “viral.” One mechanism that facilitates such viral activity is a commentary mechanism that allows viewers to generate text, audio and/or video commentary related to the video.

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EMBEDDED VIDEO COMMENTARY

Background

     Video sharing Web sites provide easy access to a wide variety and a great number of videos. Some popular videos become "viral." One mechanism that facilitates such viral activity is a commentary mechanism that allows viewers to generate text, audio and/or video commentary related to the video.

Description of the Drawings

     The detailed description refers to the following figures in which like numbers refer to like items, and in which:

     Figure 1 illustrates an example of a video distribution and commentary environment; Figures 2A - 2C illustrate an example video watch page implementing context and time sensitive video commentary;

Figure 3 illustrates a system that implements context and time sensitive video commentary; and Figure 4 illustrates an example video commentary method.

Detailed Description

     Video delivery systems have become a significant adjunct to social networking, in addition to a mechanism for spreading information, connecting individual viewers, and promoting ideas. Video delivery systems allow any individual to create, upload, display and view video content, and to interact with videos provided by other individuals through the video delivery system.

     Video content, including movie clips, advertisements, homemade videos, and other videos, may become viral; essentially experiencing an exponential growth in views. Videos may go viral when information related to their existence spreads rapidly. Video distribution mechanisms may help publicize and promote videos. One such video distribution mechanism incorporates a video annotation or commentary feature. This feature allows viewers to post comments in a comments section of other viewer's videos; these viewers may interact further by posting a video of their own in the comments section in response to other videos. Other viewers can then post responses to the responses and so on. Many of these response videos get more viewers than the original video. This viral aspect of video comments brings many more views to the original video than would have occurred without the video comments. In addition, the video comments (and other types of comments) have created an entire community of highly-engaged viewers.

     One annotation/commentary feature allows viewers to create text, audio, and/or video commentary and associate the commentary with an existing video. For example, a viewer may operate a Web camera to record the viewer's impressions about a music video. The viewer then may upload the video commentary to the viewer's channel, and the uploaded video commentary may include a link to the music video. Alternately, the viewer may post a video commentary in a comments section of a Web page displaying the music video.

     Some video commentary features are difficult for the average viewer to use. For example, some video commentary features may require multiple Web page loads, navigation among multiple Web pages, taking different actions on different Web p...